Donor Report 1997-1998
Woman's Club Scholarship
his past year, the Rollins School of Public Health benefitted from the contributions of hundreds of individuals, both alumni and friends, who believe in our school's mission. In addition to the Annual Fund, which provided scholarship support for our students, many donors helped foster and maintain other important initiatives at the school, including student internships and fieldwork, lectures, and the work of specific departments, programs, and faculty membe rs. We thank each of you for your generosity and your contribution to making the Rollins School of Public Health a vibrant place of scholarship and research.
These individuals supported the work of the Rollins School of Public Health through gifts to the Annual Fund.
Class of 1972
Class of 1975
Class of 1976
Class of 1977
Class of 1978
Class of 1979
Class of 1980
Class of 1982
Class of 1983
Class of 1984
Class of 1985
Class of 1986
Class of 1987
Class of 1988
Class of 1989
Class of 1990
Class of 1991
Class of 1992
Class of 1993
Class of 1994
Class of 1995
Class of 1996
Class of 1997
Class of 1998
Designated gifts were made in support of several programs at the Rollins School of Public Health.
Earle B. and Stephanie S. Blomeyer Training and Resource and Health Fitness CentersLord, Aeck & Sargent Architects
Philip R. Brachman Scholarship FundDr. and Mrs. Philip S. Brachman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Brachman
Virginia S. DeHaan Lecture on Health Promotion and EducationDr. and Mrs. David R. Blumenthal
Distance Learning and Technology SupportMr. Charles B. Ginden, 55C
Emory University Woman's Club Scholarship FundEmory University Woman's Club
William and Ann Foege Scholarship FundDr. and Mrs. William H. Foege
Dr. Fredric D. Kennedy
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Elinor Beidler Siklossy Foundation
The Task Force for Child Survival and Development
Eugene J. Gangarosa Scholarship FundDr. Daniel S. Blumenthal, 86MPH
Ms. Mary Hogan Brantley, 89MPH
Ms. Amy L. Corneli, 95MPH
Miss Lisa Anne De Roo, 96MPH
Ms. Emy Lou Faber, 79MPH
Ms. Laurie A. Ferrell, 98MPH
Ms. Leslie Fiedler, 96MPH
Dr. Stanley O. Foster, 82MPH
Miss Maysoun Y. Freij, 97MPH
Dr. Raymond E. Gangarosa, 72C, 90MPH
Gangarosa International Health Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Mitchell Arthur Garber and Ms. Michele Asrael Garber, 92MPH
Mrs. Margery Knoles Gardner, 92MPH
Dr. Diane Carol Green, 91MPH, 94G
Mr. Howard Swanson and Ms. Carolyn Hahn-Swanson, 87MPH, 87N
Ms. Teresa Anne Hammett, 88MPH
Ms. Barbara Peek Hanley, 88MPH, 88N
Ms. Carol E. Hayes, 84N, 88MPH, 88MN
Mr. David W. Hill, 96MPH
Ms. Anne F. Holthaus, 94N, 94MPH
Mr. Richard D. Humes, 90MPH
International Student Association for Health and Human Rights
Ms. Melissa A. Jefferson, 95MPH
Ms. Debra Anne Katsch, 94N, 94MPH
Mrs. Ellen Backman Kent, 79C, 83MPH
Dr. Jennifer Lapp Macia, 95MPH, 96M
Mr. Jonathan Terrell Macy, 96MPH
Ms. Kitty F. MacFarlane, 81N, 92MN, 92MPH
Dr. Dayton T. Miller and Ms. Martha Steiner Miller, 92MPH
Ms. Tracey Ann Morgan, 95MPH
Dr. Mugo Muita, 96MPH
Ms. Sheryl J. Nicholson, 86MPH
Mr. Curtis Jackson Norvell, 87MBA, 87MPH
Mr. William Kuang-Yao Pan, 97MPH
Mr. Henry B. Perry
Dr. Randolph Christopher Phillips, 92MPH
Dr. Kerrie Ann Pinkney, 87C, 89MPH
Dr. Stephen Roy Pitts, 94MPH
Ms. Lorri Preston, 97MPH
Mr. Scott Kyl Proescholdbell, 96MPH
Dr. Matthew C. Stewart and Ms. Judith B. Seltzer-Stewart, 88MPH
Ms. Emily Hughes Siegel, 97MPH
Ms. Lynnda D. Transue, 89N, 89MPH
Mrs. Christina Lorenz Wayne, 91MPH
Dr. Mary F. Wieczynski, 97MPH
O.C. Hubert Chair in Religion and HealthO.C. Hubert Charitable Trust
O.C. Hubert Fellowships in International HealthO.C. Hubert Charitable Trust
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Activities FundCDC Foundation
Kids Alive and Loved: Minority Health Research LaboratoryAtlanta Eye Consultants, P.C.
Program Against Micronutrient MalnutritionJohn Snow, Inc.
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Proctor & Gamble Company
O. Wayne and Grace Crum Rollins Endowment FundDr. James W. Curran
Mrs. O. Wayne Rollins
Ms. Phoebe Gates Thorpe, 97MPH
Charles C. Shepard Scholarship FundIn memory of Regina E. Shepard:
Ms. Diane J. Pionto
Mr. John S. Schmidt
Mrs. Gloria P. Weisz
Student Trainee FundEl Adobe Corporation
Lettie Pate Whitehead Public Health Scholarship FundLettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
These corporations, foundations, and organizations contributed to programs of the Rollins School of Public Health during the 1997-1998 year:
ABT Associates, Inc.
This Donor Report includes donors to the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) whose gifts were received between September 1, 1997 and August 31, 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this report is accurate. We apologize for any errors or omissions and hope that you will bring them to our attention. Please report any corrections to the RSPH development office at (404) 727-3311.
Virginia Shankle Bales, the outgoing chairperson of the school's annual fund, is now the first chair of Leadership Gift Committee at the school.
irginia Shankle Bales, 77MPH, 71C, got bitten by the public health bug early - even before finishing her college degree. A junior chemistry major, she walked down the street from Emory to the Centers for Dis ease Control and Prevention (CDC) looking for a summer job. "I just sort of wandered in, not quite knowing what public health was, not really understanding what CDC was," she says. Although there weren't any laboratory jobs for Bales that summer, there wa s an opening in tuberculosis control. She was hired.
"I just got hooked on public health," Bales says. "It was fun, a time of great change. I hurried just as fast as I could to graduate from college so I could stay there," Bales says.
When Bales started, it seemed to her that few women were moving into management positions at the CDC. Still, Bales moved quickly up the ranks at the agency, holding a variety of positions and being tapped for many special assignments. While most likely she'd banish the thought in her direct and engaging manner, Bales has been a role model for many in her 28-year CDC career.
Now deputy director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Bales holds a job much like that of a chief operating officer. The center, with an annual budget of $550 million and more than 800 employees, has as its man date the prevention and control of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases that currently kill the majority of Americans.
Additionally, the office now oversees programs in reproductive health. "I am responsible for making sure we have the resources, the staff, and the budget that pulls it all together," Bales says. "I have a particular interest in and responsibility for d eveloping new programs."
One of Emory's early graduates of public health, Bales has promoted her school, hiring dozens of its graduates. "As you can imagine," she laughs, "I'm pretty supportive of it. I really feel that I had a gift by my Emory education. It explained so much to me about what public health was about. It was a time in my career when having that bigger view of public health gave me a context to understand what my little piece of it was."
For the past several years Bales has served as chair of the school's annual fund. According to Director of Development and External Relations Kathryn Graves, Bales has been a vibrant leader in generating excitement about the annual campaign.
Recently, Bales became the first chairperson of the school's Leadership Gift Committee. Her role at the school is changing as class sizes increase and the school gains more visibility and prestige. Along with the school's leaders, she is helping lay th e groundwork to communicate with and serve the growing number of Rollins alumni. "As the number of alums grows exponentially because of the large class sizes now, we're going to have the machine in place to make it easy for people to participate and contr ibute," Bales says.
"You know, it was a very small program when I was there," she says. "And now I've got a degree from one of the most prestigious schools of public health in the country - in the world, really."
- Stacey Noiles Jones
The Emory Woman's Club recently endowed a scholarship at the school with the support of these members: (l to r) Bette Walton, Blair Rogers Major, Cheryl Murphy, and Ruth Rohrer.
volunteer service organization at Emory University, the Emory Woman's Club has a long tradition of supporting worthy causes on and off campus. Recently, in recognizing one of the most pressing needs at the Rollins School of Public Health, the club voted to endow a scholarship. The Emory Woman's Club Scholarship will be awarded to a woman in her second year of study in the Master of Public Health program, who in addition to demonstrating need and merit, has expressed an interest in women's health.
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